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to teach. they have so much just native energy and enthusiasm about the world around them. they live in such a media-rich and digitally-rich and experience-rich environment now that it's-- it's made my job in some ways easier because what they bring into the classroom is really complex and interesting and it's my job to kind of harness that energy and that enthusiasm and direct it toward the things that i need them to learn as far as being 21st century communicators and thinkers and problem solvers. >> suarez: you often hear that teachers can tell who's going to have trouble in high school early on. in the earlier grades. do you agree with that? and is there anything else teachers can be doing in those early grades to help those kids out? >> i think what-- the best teachers are are seekers. we are given a family's child to teach. we're given their most precious resource, their child. and our job is to send them out better than when they walk through the door. and better doesn't necessarily mean that they can ace a standardized test. better means that i have seen deep within each chil
the president is firm on energy quality or they can stay on their parent's health insurance plan until the age 26. those are the big differences between 2008 and now, and that's what we're hearing all over the country no matter where we go, and it's certainly been inspiring for those of us who have the chance to go to all these states on behalf of the president. >> kal, how do you make an impact here? i mean, people sometimes -- do they look at you and see the movies and think stoner? i mean, how did you get involved in politics? >> it's a very good question. i ask myself that a lot. i am politically an independent. i love the fact that we've got the chance to make all those crazy movies. i talk about this a lot. in 2007 i had a bunch of friends who were really struggling. i had a buddy who i talk about from time to time who i had to make this crazy decision whether he was going to get eyeglasses to see the board or buy his textbooks one semester in community college. i know folks that were discharged under the don't ask, don't tell policy. met tons of young people that didn't have access to h
Search Results 0 to 8 of about 9 (some duplicates have been removed)